Reuters Story Says Girls Are Terrified

afghan_girls.jpgContrary to the stories below, Reuters reported yesterday that Afghan schoolgirls are becoming more reluctant to pursue their educations for fear of being harassed and kidnapped.

The story quoted Asif Nang, a spokesman for the Ministry of Education who said, "In the past eight months, around 138 students and teachers have lost their lives and another 172 have been wounded in criminal and terror attacks."

"About 651 schools have become inactive mostly due to insecurity and another 122 school buildings have been blown up or burned down across the country," said Nang, adding the Ministry of Education was working to improve protection and security for teachers and students across the country.

Hamid Shalizi